Tuesday, October 28, 2014

King of the Mutants Tour

I remember the first time I heard about Samantha Verant's King of the Mutants. She said something about the main character being a boy with a tail, and I was pretty much sold on the idea, because it's my firm opinion that there aren't enough boys with tails in contemporary literature. (Can you think of any? Of course not.) We also started a random thing where we would say "BRING BACK THE TAIL" in the middle of conversations on Facebook. I don't quite know why except that it seemed the thing to do. And again, tails. We need more tail diversity, plain and simple.

So I was entirely thrilled when Samantha sold the book, and equally thrilled when she asked me to take part in the blog tour! This thing is highly recommended. You should read it.


Title: King of the Mutants
Publication date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Samantha Verant

Can one boy stop a nefarious plot to turn kids into super-mutants?

Maverick Mercury enjoys his life as the sideshow attraction known as “Gator Boy” at Grumbling’s Traveling Circus and Sideshow.

His freakish mutations are the result of some billionaire geneticist’s experiments gone awry.  But life as a mutant is about to get worse, as Maverick uncovers a plot to kidnap kids, turns them into super-mutants, and sells their powers to the highest bidder.

Now, Maverick is on a mission to find the mad scientist who may have created him and destroy his sinister plans!

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Samantha Vérant is a travel addict, a self-professed oenophile, and a determined, if occasionally unconventional, French chef. Over the years, she’s visited many different countries, lived in many places, and worked many jobs— always on the search for the one thing that truly excited her. Then, one day, she found everything she’s been looking for: a passion for the written word and true love. Writing not only enabled her to open her heart, it led her to southwestern France, where she’s now married to a sexy French rocket scientist she met over twenty years ago, a stepmom to two incredible kids, and the adoptive mother to one ridiculously expensive Bengal cat. When she’s not trekking from Provence to the Pyrénées, tasting wine in American-sized glasses, or embracing her inner Julia Child while deliberating what constitutes the perfect boeuf bourguignon, Samantha is making her best effort to relearn those dreaded conjugations.

 Connect with the Author:  Website | Book Site | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads

Interested? You can win an ebook copy just by entering via the Rafflecopter below. And don't forget to check out the other stops on the schedule! Because tail. Congratulations again, Samantha!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooky Empire...and a New Short Story!

This weekend, I'm thrilled to be appearing at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend as a Featured Author. Seriously thrilled. I've been waiting for an excuse to break out my tentacle nail wraps, and this is the one. Tentacles, people. Tent-a-cles.

Anyway, if you happen to be hanging around Orlando and admiring the palm trees, come see me! Here's my schedule:

8:00 PM - Undead Battle Camp

1:00 PM - Ladies Who Lunch
3:00 PM - Featured Author Spotlight
4:00 PM - Signing
7:00 PM - Get Down with the Sickness
8:00 PM - Choose Your Own Adventure

3:00 PM - Yes, It's Gruesome, But Is It Funny?

Can't make it? I still have something fun and monstery to share. My newest short story, LifeGard Station #4, will be appearing in the Halloween edition of the Fate Codex, which should be coming out in the next couple of days! This short story combines a couple of my favorite things--zombies and weird science--with rodeo. Yeah. Rodeo. So if you're looking for a new idea for a game or just happen to like zombies, weird science, or rodeo, I hope you'll head on over and consider subscribing. At $1.99 per issue, it's a pretty darned good deal.

Oh, and because I can't resist, here's an old Halloween video. It still makes me laugh.

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